A Post-Ukanian Response to Keith Robbins

Longley Edna

in The Promotion of Knowledge

Published by British Academy

Published in print July 2004 | ISBN: 9780197263129
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734861 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

A Post-Ukanian Response to Keith Robbins

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This chapter comments on Keith Robbins' lecture on the history of Ireland, Scotland and Wales. It commends Robbins' remarkable historical overview, particularly his summation ‘a multilateral set of political and cultural configurations which criss-cross the Isles’. It discusses Robbins' problematic of Ireland/Scotland/Wales in the context of Northern Irish and Anglophone literary studies. It also highlights the importance of studying Northern Irish writing and Northern Ireland or Ulster.

Keywords: history; Ireland; Scotland; Wales; Keith Robbins; Northern Ireland; Anglophone literary studies; Northern Irish writing; Ulster

Chapter.  2584 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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